Private tours on lake Baikal

Hiking along the western coast of Lake Baikal

This journey is for those who want to see as much as possible and leave full of vivid impressions from their trip to Baikal. We will start with making an acquaintance with the capital of East Siberia – the city of Irkutsk; then we’ll set off on a hike along part of the Round-Baikal Railway built by Russian and Italian engineers over 100 years ago. One of the most memorable moments will be a hike along the Great Baikal Trail from Listvyanka to Bolshoe Goloustnoye village along the amazing trail and an excursion to Cape Skriper..


  • Visit the historic part of the transsiberian - Circum-Baikal railway
  • Crossing riverhead of the Angara
  • Hike the Great Baikal Trail
private tour baikal hike

Reasons for a hike along Lake Baikal

  1. Not exhausting: Overnight stays with host families and in guesthouses. No need to carry tents, sleeping bags and groceries. Hiking maximum 20 km per day. 3 rest days with day trips to the villages.

  2. Changeable: Excursions in Irkutsk and Listvyanka. Combined hike and train ride on the old Baikal Railway.

  3. Nature:An opportunity to get acquainted with the nature of Lake Baikal - blooming flowers, edelweiss, anemones and globeflowers and, with a little luck, see the Baikal seal in the natural environment.

Tour programme:

1st Day: Irkutsk

After your arrival in Irkutsk and rest in your hotel, we offer you an excursion around the city accompanied by a guide.

2nd Day: Irkutsk – the Round-Baikal Railway

On day 2 the group sets off from Irkutsk along the new branch of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Before we are quite a steep slope into a valley and Angasolka station. After this a 9 km hike along the rails. We will spend the night at the guest house (or tents on request).

3rd and 4th Days: The Round-Baikal Railway.

Today we will walk on down the line and a train, that has been given the name Motanya by locals, will pick us up at one of the stations. It will take us along the remainder of the track to Port Baikal where we will spend the night in the station hotel.

5th Day: Listvyanka:

In the morning we will visit the Baikal Museum with its interesting expositions including some living inhabitants of the lake.

6th Day: Great Baikal Trail - from Listvyanka to Bolshiye Koty

In the morning we will set off on a hike to Bolshiye Koty, a former settlement of gold prospectors and fishermen. The settlement is very popular with tourists today. Here we will spend the night in the guesthouse.

7th and 8th Day: Bolshie Koty - Bolshoe Goloustnoe

On this day we set off on a hike to Cape Skriper from the top of which a beautiful view of Baikal and its shores opens out. We will continue along the Baikal. We will continue our hike, and spend the night on the way in simple conditions in a national park hut.

The next day we will come to the village of Bolshoye Goloustnoye and spend the night at a local people's house.

On the hike along the shoreline you can enjoy the beauty of Lake Baikal, enjoy the unspoiled nature and learn many new and interesting things from your knowledgeable guide.

12th Day Bolshoe Goloustnoe

The settlement of Bolshoe Goloustnoe is named after the Goloustnoe River, which flows into Lake Baikal at this point. The area around the river delta is exceptionally peaceful, making this tour ideal for travelers who are tired of hectic city life.

We take a short excursion to the village. At the place where the Church of St. Nicholas stands, we have a picturesque view of the village, the river delta and, of course, Lake Baikal.

We can offer the ascent to the Holy Mountain, which will take about 3 hours. From this mountain, the entire river delta and the settlement are clearly visible. The climb will take some effort. But you will be more than compensated by the magnificent view from the summit. If you still haven't had enough, you can visit the dry lake with us, which only fills with water every few years.

13th Day: Return to Irkutsk

The group returns to Irkutsk. The evening in Irkutsk will be free from planned activities.

14th Day: Departure from Irkutsk

After a long hike, you have time to relax on the plane and look at pictures of Lake Baikal.

Price and services

Price: from 1750 Euros

Price depends on group size and itinerary.

Travel price includes:
  • Tour guide in English / German
  • All transfers during the trip
  • Overnight stays in hotels, inns and host families
  • All excursions according to the program with visits to museums
  • Meals according to the program
  • National Park Fees
  • Visa invitation
Not included in the tour price:
  • International Flights
  • Visa application costs
  • Health insurance in Russia
  • All expenses of a personal nature
  • Single Room

For more information please contact me via e-mail

Travel info

Entering Russia

Please check the required documents to enter Russia:

  • valid tourist visa if required. For some countries it is now possible to enter with an e-visa for 16 days.
  • travel passport, valid for at least 6 months on departure
  • travel insurance

There are direct flights to Irkutsk from Moscow, Bangkok, Hanoi and Beijing. There are also possible connections via Istanbul, Antalya, Tashkent and Bishkek airports, etc.

Other information

The best time to travel is from May to September. Ice trekking can be organized in February and March. This trip can be customized for you. Other dates are possible on request. The tour price depends on the group size, duration and period of travel.

This trip can be customized for you. Other dates are possible on request. The tour price depends on the group size, duration and period of travel.

"After that, we were able to experience Lake Baikal to the full. There were breathtaking views on a hike along the route of the old Baikal Railway. All nature lovers get their money's worth here."

Birgit and Jürgen and Ulrike

"Our guide organized this tour very well, so we can highly recommend him as a local guide. We were in good hands from start to finish. We would like to thank Dmitrij for this wonderful hike along the "Blue Soul of Siberia". of Siberia". We will not forget this in a hurry."

Otto & Margarete from Germany

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